For its 10-year anniversary, José Andrés' tasting menu-only DC Minibar will be introducing José's Table, a new "up to" six-person private dining room concept within the restaurant. The table, "positioned behind a white curtain," will cost $3,000 for the table. The price tag includes food and beverage pairings, and in what is surely a Ryan Sutton-approved move: tax and gratuity are included as well. Eater DC reports that there will be dishes like salt-baked foie gras and roasted squab with truffles. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com or via phone (202-638-0202).
Back at normal Minibar, there will be a switch to a seasonal reservations system. Requests for tables in Fall or Winter (September-February) will be accepted starting today. Minibar, one of the toughest reservations in the world, is priced at $225 per person. Earlier this year Andres talked to Eater and addressed disapproval of that cost: "The controversies about price, I don't get it. I subsidize Minibar, how much I charge, I subsidize everything. What I charge doesn't pay for what it cost. "
· Minibar Gets Even More Exclusive with José's Table [Eater DC]
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